iPhone 5 Screen Replacement
Screen Replacement Guide
15 – 20 Min.
Use the following picture guide to easily change the display on your iPhone 5. You should make a backup of your iPhone before changing the display and then turn it off.
Step 1: Remove pentalobe screws
First, remove the two pentalobe screws on the bottom of the iPhone 5 next to the dock connector.
Step 2: Lift up screen
Now you make good use of the suction cup or the thin metal spatula in order to lift the screen out of the frame. Which of the two you will use depends largely on the state of your screen. If it’s still mostly uncracked, the suction cup will work just fine.
Step 3: Remove screen
Drive the plectrum between frame and screen. Be careful not to insert it too far into the device in the area around the home button. Slowly lift up the screen, together with the inner metal frame it is attached to inside the device.
Step 4: Remove cover
Carefully bend open the screen a little bit, just until you can remove these three screws securing the metal cover.
Step 5: Detach connectors
Underneath the metal cover you will find three connectors. Disconnect them carefully with the plastic spatula and you can simply remove your old screen.
Step 6: Attach screen-connectors
Remove the protective film from the back of the screen. Now attach the three connectors to their respective slots on the logic board.
Step 7: Attach metal cover
From this point on, do not bend the screen back further than absolutely necessary in order not to disconnect them again. Reattach the metal cover with its three screws. Carefully apply light pressure on the cover and make sure the cables stay connected.
Step 8: Insert new screen
Press the new screen into the frame. Start with the top, near the FaceTime camera and work your way down towards the bottom. Keep checking if the screen is flush on all sides and that there are no gaps.
Step 9: Fix new screen
Secure the new screen with two pentalobe screws.